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Black Knight Greatsword Any%

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This is an overview of the current Black Knight Greatsword (BKGS) Dark Souls Any% route. Note, that this does not include any safety strategies for people learning the route.

Overview

Asylum Demon

  • Start as Hunter with Master Key.
  • Unequip the Straight Sword Hilt and drop it as you open the Asylum door.
  • Pick up the Shortsword and the Shortbow and the Leather Shield.
  • Kill Asylum Demon, fly to Firelink.

Taurus Demon

  • Go through the Undead Burg.
  • Buy the Rapier and 2 Firebombs from the Undead Merchant.
  • Grab the Gold Pine Resin.
  • Use the Gold Pine Resin on the Shortsword and kill the lizard before Taurus Demon boss fight.
  • Kill Taurus Demon.

Belfry Gargoyles

  • Run across the Hellkite Drake bridge.
  • Shoot the Hellkite Drake with your Shortbow, use the Gold Pine Resin on the Shortsword and cut his tail.
  • Run towards the Sunlight Altar bonfire, pull the lever and equip the Drake Sword.
  • Go up the tower to the Black Knight, kill him by riposting once and attacking twice afterwards, getting you the BKGSBlack Knight Greatsword. Drop down the tower.
  • Run through the Undead Church, send the elevator down to Firelink Shrine (don't go down yourself).
  • Kill Gargoyles with moveswapped Drake Sword, ring the bell and dupe the Homeward Bone.

Chaos Witch Quelaag & Centipede Demon & The Bed of Chaos

  • Level 22 Strength and 18 Dexterity.
  • Kill Lautrec of Carim by kicking him off the cliff, pick up the Ring of Favor and Protection (FAP ring) and take the elevator to New Londo Ruins.
  • Equip the FAP ringRing of Favor and Protection and heal once.
  • Kill Quelaag with moveswapped BKGSBlack Knight Greatsword.
  • Ring the second bell, drop down the hole and go to the Demon Ruins.
  • Ceaseless Skip.
  • Firesage Skip (with the Leather Shield).
  • Kill Centipede Demon with moveswapped BKGSBlack Knight Greatsword.
  • Equip Orange Charred Ring and run to The Bed of Chaos.
  • Kill The Bed of Chaos with Tokhi Bombs and Homeward Bone back to Undead Parish.

Great Grey Wolf Sif

  • Go up the elevator from Firelink Shrine to Undead Parish, dupe Soul of Quelaag 4 times, use it up on the 5th time.
  • Rest at Undead Parish bonfire, level 29 Endurance and 27 Strength.
  • Upgrade the BKGSBlack Knight Greatsword to +2, buy the Crest of Artorias and the Weapon Smithbox from Andre of Astora.
  • Pick up the Stone Armor.
  • Moveswap the BKGSBlack Knight Greatsword as Sif's door opens.
  • Kill Sif with moveswapped BKGSBlack Knight Greatsword then use the Darksign without waiting.

Iron Golem

  • Head through Sen's Fortress, don't pick anything up.
  • Buy at least 6 Green Blossoms and 1 Firebomb.
  • Kill Iron Golem with moveswapped BKGSBlack Knight Greatsword. He will fall off with two running attacks.

Dragon Slayer Ornstein & Executioner Smough

  • Rest at the Anor Londo bonfire, put everything into Vitality.
  • Run through the rafters and past the Silver Knight archers.
  • Jump over the railing of the stairs, Moveswap the BKGSBlack Knight Greatsword and eat a Green Blossom.
  • Kill Ornstein, then Super Smough.
  • Kill Gwynevere with the bow, dupe a Homeward Bone and warp to Firelink Shrine.

Seath the Scaleless

  • Warp to Firelink, head to Firelink Altar, place the Lordvessel and warp to Anor Londo using it. Head to The Duke's Archives.
  • Dupe Soul of Sif twice on each elevator.
  • Duke Skip.
  • Kill two Crystal Lizards.
  • Moveswap the BKGSBlack Knight Greatsword and try and avoid having clams in your Seath fight.
  • Destroy the Primordial Crystal with a Firebomb and kill Seath moveswapped BKGSBlack Knight Greatsword.
  • Pop Soul of Sif and Homeward Bone out.

Pinwheel & Gravelord Nito

  • Upgrade the BKGSBlack Knight Greatsword to +4 and warp to Firelink Shrine.
  • Head towards the Catacombs, moveswap before Pinwheel.
  • Kill Pinwheel with moveswapped BKGSBlack Knight Greatsword.
  • Keep moveswap for Nito fight.
  • Equip Stone Armor as you go through the Nito foggate.
  • Use Green Blossom and Kill Nito, unequip armor, then Homeward Bone back to Firelink Shrine.

Four Kings

  • Head out to New Londo Ruins.
  • Seal Skip.
  • Go towards Four Kings, make sure you have the Covenant of Artorias equipped.
  • Moveswap and eat a Green Blossom in The Abyss.
  • Kill Four Kings and Darksign back.

Gwyn, Lord of Cinder

  • Enter the Kiln of the First Flame.
  • Moveswap BKGSBlack Knight Greatsword
  • Kill Gwyn with moveswapped BKGSBlack Knight Greatsword. Watch this video to see how.